Helps me get rid of the wintertime blues. Sunshine in a bottle. It's cheap, can be bought almost anywhere, and is good for the body and mind. Your body doesn't produce this stuff, so If I can only have one store bought vitamin in my life (especially in the wintertime) then this is the one.
Looking To Make a Change Driver? How about a Beginner's all the way up to College Level computer Coding course for Free?
So, why not take half an hour at lunch or when you wake up in the morning driver and learn coding. I found a website (the Khan Academy) that was setup by one of the smartest people in the world to help other people learn valuable math and science related stuff for free. I was amazed, and made it through my first hour of learning some Java Script, without throwing my laptop.
Warning it's not easy, (no talking for ten days). But it can give you some valuable tools to use for life. http://www.dhamma.org.
One of the perks of driving long haul is being able to spend your down time in places that you'd never see, or normally would have to go on vacation and spend money to see. I got to spend an extra day in Lethbridge AB Canada. Glad I invested in a Nikon camera a number of years back. You certainly don't need an expensive camera to take excellent photo's.
The plains of Alberta are amazing in the fall. Blue sky and moisture laden clouds taking turns. I felt fortunate I didn't get rained on during my hike.
Just for fun I shot this of some high prairie clover. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to get this close up photo with my 55-200 telephoto lens.
For the Emergency Responders that put your lives on the line for us every day
I had a chance to drive for a week with a driver that had retired Army, and he would play this song to keep on truckin'. So I posted it for Sam. It's quite catchy. I'm not affiliated with the Army in any way. This advertisement is the only example of the song I could find online.
One of the hardiest plants growing in the arid environment of the tropics is called the Moringa Tree, aka The Drumstick Tree. Originally from the foothills of the Himalayas. The Moringa can now be found all kinds of places even here in the USA. Except you have to use a greenhouse; so here, it's a seasonal crop. It turns out that this plant when it is dried has more nutrients, amino acids, and vitamins than just about anything growing. Like 4 times the vitamin C of an orange by weight, 8 times the potassium in a Banana, and 18 times the iron that's found in spinach. It is, according to many the ultimate super food. It's even being planted in drought stricken areas because it grows so well and is so nutritious for both children and adults. I bought this powder from a market in Spokane for $60 dollars for a pound but you can find it a LOT cheaper online. Here's a good source. The farmer says this stuff is so potent that you might not want to take it close to bed time because it will keep you awake. I take it as a delicious meal replacement when I'm in a hurry in the morning, it has a faint green and nutty taste. Here's a link to a website that tells all about this amazing plant.
Eggplant and Cauliflower Drizzled in Olive Oil Tapenade made with 1/4 cup Oil, minced fresh parsley, basil, garlic powder, celery salt, pepper to taste. Also love Uncle Dans salad dressing...Instead of plain mayo.
Moving forward. I bought a clothing rack today at walmart to hang Tie Dye on...
It's been over a year since I took this photo of an Omburger (Outstanding Mushroom Burger) that an old friend Mark Nelson and I whipped up after a night of commiserating at Dennys. I thought by now after a year driving big truck that I'd have enough money saved up to start Omburger Restaurant.
I still have the food truck and the hot dog cart sitting in the backyard.
A lot has happened in the last year I've gotten a business license and a food handlers permit However things keep changing while moving forward (slowly). The vision I have always had for Omburger involving healthy tasty food I wanted Omburger to be fun. I had a vision of wearing and selling tie dye while serving healthy (vegetarian) food.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.